Mishkin Fitzgerald is best known for her role as lead singer and pianist in the British 'orchestral punk-rock' band, Birdeatsbaby. However, as a solo performer she plays darkly tinged pianos ballads and melancholic alt-pop tunes.
Daughter of a church minister and a maths teacher, the young singer was influenced heavily by classical piano music and opera, and then later alternative artists such as Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Kate Bush. She has created a sound that is distinctive, fragile and unapologetic.
Her debut album Present Company, released in 2013, was played on BBC Introducing London/Sussex and hailed by Simon Price (Independent, Guardian, Q) as 'stunning... frighteningly talented'. The follow up "Seraphim" was released in 2017 and was featured in The Metro "Widescreen pianos-and-violins grandeur and emotive song-writing", and The Quietus "Think a beautifully-wrought mournful take on Patrick Wolf and Regina Spektor via mid-period Depeche Mode".
More recently she has been running her own independent music events under the banner of "Indie Noir Presents" in London, Brighton, Reading & Oxford, and producing other albums for alternative musicians.
Currently Mishkin is working on a new solo project, Mishkin Fitzgerald & The Chemical Perils - an alternative mix of klezmer, punk, folk and rock.